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PRINCE NAPOLÉON, PLON-PLON

Czapek & Cie.
A YELLOW GOLD QUARTER REPEATING CYLINDER WATCH WITH ENAMEL PORTRAITS, CHAIN, SEAL AND RING NO 1529, CIRCA 1850
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PRINCE NAPOLÉON, PLON-PLON

Czapek & Cie.
A YELLOW GOLD QUARTER REPEATING CYLINDER WATCH WITH ENAMEL PORTRAITS, CHAIN, SEAL AND RING NO 1529, CIRCA 1850
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Czapek & Cie.
A YELLOW GOLD QUARTER REPEATING CYLINDER WATCH WITH ENAMEL PORTRAITS, CHAIN, SEAL AND RING NO 1529, CIRCA 1850
jewelled cylinder movement; yellow gold cuvette; white enamel dial, Roman numerals, outer minute track; yellow gold case, the crystal with later central enamel portrait depicting Jerome Bonaparte and Catharina of Württemberg, coin-edged band, the reverse with engraved Napoleonic arms with central enamel portrait depicting Napoleon I; movement signed, case numbered; accompanied by an associated yellow metal and pearl chain, key, seal in the form of an eagle head, and enameled and diamond-set ring inscribed 'sous le masque la vérité' 
diameter 41 mm
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Provenance

Prince Napoléon, Plon-Plon (1822-1891)
Prince Victor Napoléon (1862-1926)
Prince Louis Napoléon (1914-1997)

Catalogue Note

Founded in 1845, after 6 years of partnership with Antoine Norbert de Patek, Francois Czapek, quite rightly recognised as one of the best watchmakers of the 19th Century, began a personal venture Czapek & Cie.  So high was the esteem in which Czapek was held that the company provided watches to the French Imperial Court and was appointed the Watchmaker of Prince Napoléon in 1850.

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